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Jeri Goldstein

Holiday Gratitude and Bye Bye to Biz Boosters

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Holiday Gratitude and Bye Bye to Biz Boosters

This is Thanksgiving week here in the U. S. and there is still plenty to be grateful for even during COVID, elections, crazy weather, and everything else going on in our world. My big message to you is that I am grateful for your support all these years. I began my Biz Booster Hot Tips thirteen years ago and have offered 696 weeks of career boosting information in the form of Biz Boosters and now my Get Great Gigs Podcast. I hope they have been useful to you and have perhaps even inspired you in small and large ways. As we head into the holiday and winter seasons, I will…

Best Weekend of the Year for Gigging Streaming or Live

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Best Weekend of the Year for Gigging Streaming or Live

Whether you do a weekly live streaming event, or are safely performing some live concerts, we are coming upon the best weekend of the year for gigs. Let me explain. For years, I’ve talked about Thanksgiving weekend as being the best weekend of the year for gigging. Well this year those live gigging opportunities are not available, for the most part. You may find an innovative venue here and there set up to present safe and COVID conscientious gigs, but they are slim and far from available in every town. So, the next best opportunity this year, is for a streaming gig. Most of you have gained tons of new…

Ruth Pelham Interview – The Music Mobile

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Ruth Pelham Interview -The Music Mobile

Ruth Pelham is the Creator of the Music Mobile, a unique inner-city program in Albany, NY. She’s a children’s musician, singer, songwriter, recording artist, educator, activist, and global community builder. If you were a child in inner-city Albany, NY and heard the Music Mobile song playing from the speakers of a brightly decorated blue van as it rode the streets of your neighborhood, you came running to share some fun, some music, some crafts and a unique community building, learning experience, unlike any other. Check out how one musician changed an entire city one neighborhood at a time. Check out this week's episode - Ruth Pelham Interview - The Music…

Lowry Olafson Interview

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Lowry Olafson Interview

What can you do today that can make a difference in someone’s life tomorrow? How do you take your gifts as a singer, performer and songwriter and expand them to create meaningful, innovative additional streams of income? I’m speaking with Canadian singer, songwriter, keynote speaker, school and business workshop facilitator, sailor and most recently rower. Over the course of his career, he has created multiple programs that expanded his audiences, helped him get widespread media coverage and allowed him to use his songwriting, recording and producing skills. Let’s find out exactly what he has done and what he is doing now. Check out this week's episode - Lowry Olafson Interview…

Live Gig Procedures – COVID Style

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Live Gig Procedures COVID Style

Many performers are beginning to accept gig offers for live performance situations and that is exciting. Some of your rescheduled gigs are now right around the corner. And, just like any live gig, you need to negotiate your contract and express your needs and requirements. You may need to review those upcoming gig contracts and reconnect with the presenters to make sure your new COVID needs are being considered. Normally, your contract riders, if you use one, includes any additional requirements to help ensure that you can present your best performance. In these COVID times, circumstances are such that you need to include additional items during your negotiations, follow-up and…

Johnette Downing Interview

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Johnette Downing Interview

Johnette Downing is a multi-award-winning children’s performer, early childhood educator, author and an ambassador of Louisiana Roots culture and arts around the world. She shares her heritage and passion for teaching children. In this lively episode Johnette talks about her roots, her projects, her recordings, and books. Often referred to as the pied piper of Louisiana music traditions, Johnette’s concerts, author visits and educator workshops are now being retrofit to work live and online. I’m excited to share a peek into this artist’s work. Check out this week's episode: Johnette Downing Interview- Episode 011 If you have topics that are challenging you in your career and would like to suggest…

Connect with Presenting Organizations

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Jessica Rosenblatt Interview- OAPN - Episode 9

Connect with presenting organizations close to home to find great resources in your state, region or country. Ohio Arts Professionals Network - OAPN, can help you take your performance game to new levels. In this episode, I’m speaking with the Executive Director of the Ohio Arts Professionals Network. This is a network of presenting organizations, artist, agents, and managers who rely on OAPN.org for statewide resources and connections to present the performing arts throughout Ohio. As most presenting organizations, OAPN has had to adjust their programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, I wanted to speak with Jessica Rosenblatt to find out just what Presenter Networks like OAPN are dealing…

Creating Sustainable Performing Careers – Even Now

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Dean Regan Interview - Episode 008

If you are a performing artist, a touring musician and were struggling to create a viable career before the pandemic, then this episode is for you. If you are weighing whether to keep or quit your day job, if you have one, and go full-time with your performing career, when you are able, then you want to meet my next guest and gain some insights into what’s possible. I’m speaking with a dynamic music talent, a singer, dancer, actor, speaker and a licensed spiritual counselor. Dean Regan’s performances have taken him around the world including performances on Broadway and even The White House. Dean’s energetic, uplifting performances and experiences continue…

College Market Gigs Exploring NACA

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Amber Shaverdi Huston Interview - Episode 007

Getting gigs on college campuses wasn’t a new thing 60 years ago, but creating an efficient cooperative buying strategy was. My interview with the National Association of Campus Activities, Executive Director, Amber Shaverdi Huston sheds light on the benefits this 60-year old organization offers to their college buyers, agents, and artists. If you have ever thought about adding college gigs to your touring career, even during this pandemic, then check out this interview. They have incorporated a whole virtual platform on their website to help all their members navigate these challenging times and plan for future college gigs, both streaming and live. If you have ever attempted booking college gigs…